NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A13050068 Page 1 of 1 We assessed an allegation that NSF support1 was improperly acknowledged in a publicatio~ for which the submission date predated the start of the award. The PI of the award stated that the researchers incurred pre-award costs and accomplished research included in the revised manuscript once they received notice of the award, and acknowledgment to the NSF award was added at the galley-proof stage of the publication. NSF rules allow such pre-award activities at the risk of the grantee. Therefore, there is no evidence of impropriety. This case is closed with no further action taken. NSF OIG Form 2 (11102)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2013-08-15.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)